Daryl R. Nicholson


As a youth, a wonderful middle school art teacher realized my aptitude for drawing and encouraged me to pursue that gift. My early works were detailed pencil drawings and pen and ink scratchboards ~ a foretelling of my future: I am a detail oriented person who has a zeal for challenges.

I chose watercolors because I believed the spontaneous nature of its results would give me an opportunity to loosen up ~ and yes, because I relished the challenge they bring!  In watercolors, a mistake can be a wonderful accident; all does not have to be precise. Always challenging myself, I’ve recently been experimenting with varied mediums and painting surfaces. What is life if not a series of challenges?!

I’ve taken numerous classes and workshops with recognized watercolorists including Don Andrews, Jeannie McGuire, Charles Reid, Mel Stabin, Iain Stewart, Mary Whyte and Frank Webb. I am a member of the Landings Art Association, a Signature Member of the Light, Space and Time Online Gallery, a Merit Member of the Atlanta Artists Center, and a Past President and Signature Member of the Georgia Watercolor Society.


Snippets of My Life...

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an un-lived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”

                                                                                                                                                                               Natalie Babbitt 

Daryl is an award winning visual artist who likes to push the limits of color and paint application, using strong design, vibrant colors, and

distinct brush strokes .

Although figurative watercolors are her first love, newer works include experiments on Yupo, a waterproof synthetic paper, as well as canvas, both providing exciting new challenges. She’s also trying gouache, acrylic paint and mixed media. These new mediums/surfaces have helped to energize her creativity in a magical new light ~ contrasting the figures she loves

with abstracted works.

Essentially, her philosophy is:

“break the rules ~ that’s what keeps it fun!”